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THE NATIONAL TARTAN CENTRE 

One of our main aims at the STA is to establish a National Tartan Centre. The Centre will be the home of tartan and provide a showcase to present Scotland's iconic cloth to the world.

National Tartan Centre

THE VISION 

Our vision for a National Tartan Centre (NTC) is that it would be;

A self-sustaining gateway that showcases and promotes tartan and its important Highland heritage as well as its iconic status as the defining symbol of a nation.

From traditional Highland Dress to modern fashion, manufacture and design, the past, present and future should combine to create a journey for the visitor, identifying the origins of a fabric now synonymous with all things Scottish and exploring the versatility of Tartan today in its woven and non-woven forms, providing a source of identity and belonging to so many people across the globe.

WHAT WILL BE IN THE CENTRE?

The NTC will be:

  • An educational resource for formal and informal audiences, and learners of all ages
  • A showcase for Scottish history and contemporary culture
  • A showcase for the tartan industry
  • A gateway to other sites of relevance and interest
  • A forum for debate and discourse on issues of identity and culture

The Centre will not just be a Tartan Museum but will be a place of research and education - it will be a conduit for all thing's tartan. 

WHAT NEXT?

Following a very positive Feasibility Study on the Centre in late 2015 we are now working with a range of partners to find the perfect location for the National Tartan Centre - home of Scotland's iconic cloth. We will keep you up to date with progress but if you are interested in supporting us with this project please get in touch. 





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